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Welcome To Beth El Temple!


We enjoy and encourage all levels of learning, from our youngest members to our lifelong learners. Discover ways to grow in your faith with us.



We are cooking, planting, knitting and donating our way to a better world. See how you can join us in making an impact today.



Discover our wide range of worship options, from traditional sanctuary services to Shabbat yoga and outdoor celebrations.



Our inclusive family welcomes you to join us as we come together for celebrations and comfort.


What’s Happening at Beth El Temple

SundaySun, 7 AugAugust, 2022

Red Cross Blood Drive

Sunday, Aug 7th 8:30a to 1:30pYou can make a lasting impact with an amazing mitzvot by helping the American Red Cross! Please help us make a difference by donating blood at Beth El Temple. Please call 1.800.733.2767 or visit and enter: WeHa to schedule your appointment. Volunteers are also needed for registration and snacks, please call the office to sign up to volunteer. You can also save up to 15 minutes on the day of your appointment, by simply visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions. Everyday heroes like you can help save up to three lives with just one blood donation. Thank you for giving the gift of life.


FridayFri, 12 AugAugust, 2022

Shabbat in the Park

Friday, Aug 12th 5:30p to 7:30pAll are invited to Eisenhower Park for Shabbat in the Park! We invite you to bring a picnic for your family, and we'll bring the grape juice & challah! Meet by the playground to celebrate Shabbat with our Beth El community. Contact Jason Kay ( with any questions. Click in to RSVP!


SundaySun, 21 AugAugust, 2022

Summer Concert and BBQ

Sunday, Aug 21st 5:00p to 7:00pBEMA and Beth El Temple Men's Club proudly present a summer concert and barbecue! Join us for this family-friendly concert event with Israeli and Sephardic music you'll love. Men's Club is manning the grill, with hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixins. This event is $10 per person with a family maximum of $35. We will have some tables set up, but feel free to bring blankets and beach chairs for this casual event! Click in to register.


SaturdaySat, 27 AugAugust, 2022

Shabbat Playgroup in the Park

Shabbat, Aug 27th 3:00p to 5:00pCalling all 0-5 year olds and their grown-ups: come find your people at the park! Join Rabbi Zerin and your friends at Beth El for a relaxed Shabbat afternoon at Eisenhower Park. We will provide cold drinks and summer treats! Note: will be canceled in case of rain RSVPs requested but not required.


MondayMon, 19 SepSeptember, 2022

Musical Chat with Cantor Joseph Ness

Monday, Sep 19th 1:00p to 2:00pCantor Ness is back with this very popular class! Cantor leads a discussion on various aspects of Jewish music, both culturally and liturgically; a link to the music will be provided before class. For access details, please contact Lydia Lutt (


MondayMon, 26 SepSeptember, 2022


Monday, Sep 26th 5:00p to 5:20pParticipate in the traditional "casting out of our sins" ceremony at the Berlinsky home (25 Huntington Drive), featuring a brief family-friendly service.


ThursdayThu, 13 OctOctober, 2022

Sukkahfest: Ribeye & Red Wine in the Sukkah

Thursday, Oct 13th 6:00p to 8:30pEat, Drink and be Merry! Enjoy steak and wine with Men's Club! A local expert will discuss the various kosher wines we’ll taste. Come and socialize with the Beth El Community. Plus, it’s a Mitzvah to eat in the Sukkah!


MondayMon, 17 OctOctober, 2022

Simchat Torah Outdoor Family Experience

Monday, Oct 17th 5:15p to 7:00pCome out to celebrate Simchat Torah with singing and socially-distant dancing. Hear some Torah, dance around, and end with some ice cream sweetness. Registration is required, and is limited to the first 100 people. 5:15pm - Snacks & hors d'oeuvres 5:45pm - Outdoor Festival Ma'ariv 6:00pm - Simchat Torah LIVE! on the front plaza


FridayFri, 4 NovNovember, 2022


Friday, Nov 4th 5:45p to 6:45pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. RSVP today to Rabbi Rachel Zerin in this free program – part of our early childhood education. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring a Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Rachel Zerin ( or 860-233-9696).


SundaySun, 20 NovNovember, 2022

Annual Turkey Drive for JFS

Sunday, Nov 20th 9:00a to 12:00pThe need for turkey donations is great this year, as there are so many in our community who risk going without a holiday meal. Last year we collected a record 219 turkeys, with a staggering $9,855 in cash and checks. How many families can we help this year? Please bring your frozen turkeys (kosher or non-kosher), pop your trunks and one of our volunteers will be there to assist you. If you cannot bring a turkey, a check made payable to Jewish Family Services (with "food pantry" in the memo line) is also very much appreciated. This event will take place rain or shine.


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